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FRANK PFENDT Frank Pfendt, P.Eng, husband, father, son, brother, friend, died February 16, 2021, after receiving a diagnosis in mid-December of aggressive metastatic cancer. An ordinary man would be devastated, but as an adventurer and traveller at heart, he approached this news as he would approach any problem, with curiosity, respect, and thoughtfulness of others, in a purposeful and methodical way. He met and gathered perspectives from many people, from all participants (doctors to housekeeping) at the four hospitals involved in his care, his roommates in various stages of their illnesses, and by telephone with his dear friends who he likened to family. He remains forever in the hearts of his wife, Bonnie Reesor; his daughters and their compassionate partners, Mollie and Jerome (Perera) and Hannah and Iannis (Peponoulas); his mother, Regina; and his two sisters and their families, Ilse and Helga. He has a large extended family, and as a brother-in-law and Uncle Frank to many, he was an example of strength and resilience. We are most fortunate that as an exceptional photographer, he was able to capture beauty in the world around him, and the people that inhabit it. As his priority was always the safety and security of the people he cared for, we will wake him properly when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, in lieu of flowers please consider helping those less fortunate. "Lunch by George" in Kingston, Ont. or any local foodbank come to mind. "All will be well in the end, and if it's not? It's not the end." We have not lost him. I know exactly where he is. Grief is the price you pay for love.

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Feb. 20 to Feb. 24, 2021.
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February 24, 2021
The wonderful Pfendt family is a favourite memory of mine from Winston Churchill P.S. days. I send heartfelt condolences to you- Bonnie, Mollie, and Hannah - on the loss of your very dear husband and father. V Vaghy
Victoria Vaghy
Friend
February 23, 2021
We all miss you Frank. We send our love to Bonnie and the girls and know you are at peace.
Gary & Barbara MacPhie
Friend
February 23, 2021
Dear Bonnie and family: What an absolutely heart-warming obituary! There are no words to express the deep felt condolences I have for all of you at this time. Bonnie you are very dearly missed by me.

Sending lots of love your way...

Julia J
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julia jost
Coworker
February 22, 2021
Bonnie and family; You have my deepest sympathies for your truly tragic loss. I consider myself lucky to have worked with Frank over his years at MRC/MMM/WSP although it was almost always at a distance since I was located in the Mississauga and Ottawa offices. Frank earned my respect from the first time I met and interacted with him. He always had a considered and valuable opinion and his approach to his work was always truly professional and of top quality. My wife Karen and I just recently wished him the very best in his deserving retirement. It is so incomprehensible that he was taken so suddenly with so much more of life to take on. I know our condolences are simply not enough at this time nor is the contribution we have made in his name to Lunch By George food bank. We will keep him in our very fond memories and think of him often.
Tony Wing
Coworker
February 22, 2021
Dear Bonnie and family - Our hearts are with you at this difficult time. We'll be thinking of you all and sending love - from the Burr's, George, Linda and Diane.
Diane Lade
February 22, 2021
Bonnie and Family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Frank on a few MRC/WSP projects. His even-keeled, gentle, inquisitive manner is something for which I had a great deal of respect. He shared some stories of your adventuresome travels and it became clear to me that he put 110% into everything he did. A life led with passion is a life well led indeed. My deepest sympathies to you; he was a wonderful person and may that knowledge support you going forth.
Karen Zan
Coworker
February 21, 2021
I am so very sorry for you and the girls Bonnie. I think I only met him once, but sharing your stories and Frank’s travelogues created “the man, the myth, the legend” in my mind. We never have those we love for quite long enough. Keep the stories alive and he will always be right there.
Laurie Mack
Friend
February 21, 2021
Bonnie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish you memories and hold them close to your heart. He will always be with you and taking care of his three girls from above. Your in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Miss you and HUGS
Ruth Shillington
Coworker
February 21, 2021
Bonnie my condolences to you and your family. Cherish your memories and know that your ICU Family are all here for you in this difficult time. Sending big HUGS from all of us❤
Michelle Bresee
Coworker
February 21, 2021
What a beautiful obituary. We are so sorry for your loss Bonnie, Mollie and Hannah. Our thoughts are with you.
Brian Rowland and Lisa Mahabir
Family
February 21, 2021
Bonnie and Family, words cannot express the sorrow that I feel for you. Cherish the memories that you have of him. He will always be close to your hearts. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Hugs Bonnie.
Tammy Knox
Coworker
February 20, 2021
We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to vacation with Bonnie and Frank in Spain. And more recently visits to Eagle Lake. So sorry about your loss.
Dan and Sandy Ambridge
Sandy Ambridge
February 20, 2021
Bonnie we wish prayers of comfort to you and your family.
Gregory & Caroline Brown
Coworker
February 20, 2021
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May good memories of happy times together help ease your pain at this time. Thoughts are with you Bonnie, Mollie and Hannah. God bring you peace. Brenda
Brenda Sully
Family
February 20, 2021
What a beautiful and apropos obituary Bonnie, Mollie and Hannah! So many wonderful neighbourhood memories over the years here. We miss you all, now especially Frank. He was such a caring, thoughtful person. Cherish the memories and photos. Keep him in your hearts. Lisa, David and Alex
lisa morriss-andrews
Neighbor
February 20, 2021
Grief is indeed the price you pay for love, and The Frankster was a man with so much love in his life. And respect. And honour. But mostly love. My condolences to you all and I shall raise my glass to Frank in honour of him and all of his love.
Sandra Uliana
Friend
February 20, 2021
Frank will be missed. Condolences to Bonnie, Mollie, Hannah and the rest of the family.
Debb & Rick Paquette
Friend
February 20, 2021
Bonnie & Family,
Thinking of you at this difficult time! May you all continue to adventure through the world (when it’s safe to do so) with Frank close to your hearts!
Erin Ellis
Erin Ellis
Coworker
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